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Guthrie Theater

Minneapolis, Minnesota View map
4.2 out of 5 rating
8 reviews
Up to 200 guests

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Up to 200 guests

New Dates Available:

Summer 2020

Guthrie Theater is a city ballroom wedding venue located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. This is the ideal space for those who are looking to have a lavish affair at a one-of-a-kind venue. Let their staff take care of all your needs with their theatrical flair.

Facilities and Capacities
Guthrie Theater has six event spaces available. The venue offers views of the Mississippi River and the Minneapolis skyline. With a “picture frame” opening, the McGuire Proscenium Stage provides the same straight-on view for all of those seated. With stunning chandeliers and large windows in the lobby, the space offers an elegant and sophisticated setting. The room can host up to 150 guests with the leveled seating serving as a unique red backdrop. Dowling Studio offers an industrial-modern setting with black walls and beamed lighting. The space can accommodate up to 250 guests. For a more intimate celebration, the Endless Bridge extends 178 feet from the building and can host up to 150 people. The venue itself has many unique features including the Amber Box on the ninth floor which offers a nearly 360 view of the surrounding area.

Services Offered
With a number of event rentals to consider, Guthrie Theater can assist you in bringing your dream wedding to life. From audio equipment to furniture, their event items will help you to transform each space. Food and beverage items can also be provided including barware, china, flatware and glassware. Additional services available include the following:

  • Chairs
  • Lighting
  • Tables
  • Parking
  • Shuttle
  • Wheelchair access


Cuisine
Culinaire, their award-winning in-house restaurant and catering partner, can create delicious cuisine for your big day. From seafood to comfort food, they can prepare a variety of dishes for you and your guests to enjoy.

History
Founded by Sir Tyrone Guthrie in 1963, Hamlet was the first production that took place at the theater. Guthrie wanted to create a new type of theater that was in contrast to the commercial setting of Broadway. Being in the heartland of America, Guthrie along with his two colleagues, Oliver Rea and Peter Zeisler, believed that Minneapolis was the perfect city to do so.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

$7,500

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$5,000

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

$750

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$500

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Chairs
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
Set Up
Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Dessert
Server(s)

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$10

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

House Beer
House Wine

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

200

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?

5

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

6

Describe your venue:

Historic Building

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Uncovered Outdoor
Scenic Views

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Engagement Party
Elopements
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Bar Services
Catering Services
Event Rentals
Lighting / Sound
Set Up
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Family Style
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Cash Bar
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Limited Bar
Liquor License
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Audio Equipment
Chairs
Furniture
Lighting
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

May
June
July
August
September
October

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
April
November
December
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    A unique and unparalleled event space

    The Guthrie Theater was such a unique & special venue for our wedding ceremony & reception. The space was unlike anything we had seen - the versatility of the Dowling Studio for the reception was really fun! Luke, the director of catering with Culinaire, was easy to work with, communicated well with us, and let us visit the venue as many times as we needed before the big day. The food was fantastic, the bar well-stocked, and they were even great about working with us to bring in craft beers! We would recommend this venue to anyone!
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    Our wedding ceremony and reception were held at the Guthrie in the Pohlad Lobby and Dowling Studio. After our initial visit we knew the space captured the feeling and 'wow' factor we were looking for in an event space for our wedding. We worked with Karen for over a year finalizing all the details - she was extremely helpful, responsive, and worked with us to create a very unique and special event. The day of the wedding Karen and her team made sure everything was executed as planned - it was everything we wanted and more.
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    My Mother worked with Sarah Gullickson, who was an absolute dear, to find some unique props for my "Phantom of the Opera" themed wedding. Sarah found the most incredible candelabras that set the mood perfectly at the reception hall. If only the Phantom himself could have been there :D
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Guthrie Theater frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Guthrie Theater?

Guthrie Theater includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Chairs
  • China
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens
  • Set Up
  • Tables

At Guthrie Theater, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

Guthrie Theater includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Dessert
  • Server(s)

At Guthrie Theater, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at Guthrie Theater includes:
  • House Beer
  • House Wine

What are the most important characteristics of Guthrie Theater in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Guthrie Theater for wedding events is known for:
  • Historic Building

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Guthrie Theater for wedding events?

Guthrie Theater offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does Guthrie Theater offer?

Guthrie Theater offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does Guthrie Theater offer for wedding events?

Guthrie Theater offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Bar Services
  • Catering Services
  • Event Rentals
  • Lighting / Sound
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does Guthrie Theater have available for wedding events?

Guthrie Theater offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Audio Equipment
  • Chairs
  • Furniture
  • Lighting
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend Guthrie Theater and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Guthrie Theater is recommended by 87% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.2 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.5 in average response time, 4.3 in quality of service, 4.3 in professionalism, 4.3 in value and 3.7 in flexibility.

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